With so much attention and news coverage about the coming graduation of Minami Takahashi (also known as Takamina), one Japanese idol singer has really become popular. That person is Sae Miyazawa. Who is Sae Miyazawa?
Sae Miyazawa Profile
- Date of birth: August 13, 1990
- Place of birth: Tokyo, Japan
- She made her debut with AKB48 back in February 2006 as part of their second generation.
- She is a member of SNH48 and SKE48.
Sae Miyazawa is a Japanese idol singer and gravure model. She transferred to SNH48, one of the “sister” musical groups of AKB48. During an AKB48 concert in August 2012, it was announced that Miyazawa along with her band mate Mariya Suzuki would be transferring to SNH48. These two singers would transfer to Shanghai. However, they started to have issues with their work visas. By October 2012, the transfer was complete and it was announced that SNH48 would be making its live stage debut. SNH48 would make its live debut as a group on January 12, 2013 in Shanghai. The group sang the famous song Heavy Rotation in Chinese!
Why is Sae Miyazawa popular? Every single year since the start of AKB48’s General Elections, Miyazawa has consistently been ranked in the top 15! She has always been a favorite among pop music fans in Japan and abroad. These “Senbatsu Elections” determine which members will sing in the group’s singles. The first AKB48 Senbatsu Election was held in 2009. That inaugural election saw Atsuko Maeda getting the most votes. She would be ranked #1 again just two years later in 2011.
With votes from the fans, Miyazawa was ranked at #14. In the 2010 General Elections, she did even better, ranking at #9. In 2011 and 2012, Miyazawa was ranked at #11. In 2013, Miyazawa was ranked at #10. In the 2014 Senbatsu Election, Miyazawa was ranked at #12. And in the 2015 Senbatsu Election, Miyazawa was ranked at #8.
Miyazawa was also in the AKB48 sub-unit called DIVA. That group lasted from February 2011 and disbanded at the end of 2014. DIVA also had the members Sayaka Akimoto, Ayaka Umeda, and Yuka Masuda. Miyazawa has appeared in the magazines Entame, FLASH, Young Champion, and Weekly Playboy as a bikini and lingerie model. However, since Miyazawa is a Japanese idol singer and gravure model, she does not engage in nude acts. Her responsibilities are holding live concerts and handshake events with SNH48 and to do modeling work with the purpose of entertaining men. And as part of their contractual obligations with these idol groups, members like Miyazawa are not allowed to date a member of the opposite gender. Even so, I think Sae Miyazawa is really attractive!
Source of images: http://www.hello-online.org.